If You Drink Warm Water With Lemon For A Year Here Is What Will Happen

24 03 2015

Author: Laura Lewitzky |

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It is becoming clear that lemon does not only decrease thirst but also takes care of the body in general. The effects it provides are simply amazing.

From the moment we wake up our body tissues require immediate hydration to renew their cells and just refresh.

Controls the pH Balance

Lemons are typical alkaline foods. Despite their acidic properties, when consumed, they behave as alkaline.

Helps Digestion

Gastrointestinal tract and peristalsis, the waves of the muscle contractions inside the intestinal walls that move things around, can be immensely stimulated by warm lemon water. The digestive tract can easily defend itself from toxins and destroy them when lemons are part of our everyday nutrition.

Clears Skin

Blemishes and wrinkles can be induced by regularly consuming vitamin C. Blood toxins, which are also harmful for the skin, can be cleared by drinking lemon water on a daily basis.

Empowers the Immune System

Colds are very easily treated by taking vitamin C. Since lemons are full of potassium, the brain gets stimulated and the nerve function improves. Potassium also has a task of regulating the blood pressure. Aside from this, it has strong anti-inflammatory properties, and has a key role in fighting asthma and several other respiratory diseases. In addition, it initiates the iron absorption in the body; the iron is known to be extremely important for the immune function.

  • Supplies the body with electrolytes that help the body hydrate
  • Reduces the joint and muscle pain
  • It is more effective than food in producing enzymes
  • Modulates the blood pressure
  • Provides cancer protection
  • Controls the weight loss
  • Enables dissolving of gallstones, kidney stones, pancreatic stones, and calcium deposits
  • Helps to relieve heartburn
  • Dilutes uric acid, which if built up, may cause joint pain
  • Promotes healing. It enables the skin to recover from scar tissues and blemishes. Also, it protects the bones the body tissues and cartilages.

Despite the fact that lemons are extraordinary beneficial for the body, it is recommendable to dilute in water; another reason for this is because the water-lemon duo provides additional beneficial characteristics to the body. Combine half a cup of warm water and one half of lemon’s juice and enjoy.

The best way to consume this is early in the morning before any meal. Keep the lemon water bottle on your nightstand and this will become your routine in no time.





The Root of ALL Chronic Disease and How YOU Can Save Your Life

23 03 2015

POSTED ON FEBRUARY 26, 2015 BY GUEST BLOGGER

Written by: Greg Ashby

 

Most chronic health problems or diseases can be traced to having an impaired digestive system.

Did you know… having an impaired digestive system can lead to Dysbiosis. Dysbiosis is a condition that occurs when there is an imbalance between good bacteria and bad bacteria in the gut.

 

Dysbiosis has been shown to be a direct result of eating the Standard American Diet (SAD), which is:

  • High in sugar
  • High in fat, cholesterol, sodium
  • Full of refined and processed foods
  • Low in fiber, minerals, EFA’s (essential fatty acids)
  • Full of preservatives
  • Loaded with hormones, etc. in meat, fish, eggs

Along with stress and chronic antibiotic usage, you are setting your body and health

up for a fall. Without making some lifestyle changes, this condition can develop into a much more serious problem called Leaky Gut Syndrome or Intestinal Permeability.

This syndrome spreads low level chronic inflammation throughout your body, setting the stage for an often preventable Autoimmune condition, which starts to slowly damage your health or even kill you. Autoimmune Diseases are a major health problem and unfortunately, continue to be on the rise.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates up to 23.5* million Americans suffer from autoimmune disease and that the prevalence is rising. Roughly 50 million Americans suffer from autoimmune disease! That is an insane number!

Now that  I have your attention, let’s start from the beginning.

It is estimated by the CDC that between 60 and 70 million people are affected by a digestive disorder. This is the third most common illness in the United States.

For food to be absorbed in the body properly, it must be broken down into carbohydrates that are then converted into glucose and then protein is broken down into amino acids. But if you are under stress or you are eating on the run or eating too fast, you set the stage for improper digestion. If your food is not broken down properly, it will start to putrefy and produce toxins. If you are not eliminating  properly, this will begin to build up and can lead to chronic illness.

Some of the other factors that can cause impaired digestion are:

  • eating too much processed food, lacking in fiber and making the body work harder with little in return
  • drinking too much fluid while eating impairs digestion by diluting your stomach acid (hydrochloric acid, of HCl)
  • eating too fast
  • overeating, especially the wrong foods

One of most significant causes of Leaky Gut is Stress.

The stressors can be physical, emotional, mental and even environmental caused by thousands and thousands of chemicals in our food, water and the air we breathe. Under stress, your body is designed to divert or stop any energy that was going to the stomach for digestion and redirect it towards dealing with the stress.  Stress ZAPS your energies and can be a major contributor toward Intestinal Permeability, Autoimmunity and even Cancer.

In The Healing Power of Foods, Dr. Murray talks about the downward spiral your body experiences when you are not nourishing yourself well.

Impaired digestion leads to Intestinal Toxemia then Candida and Parasites, which lead to an imbalance of your Gut Flora, then Leaky Gut progresses to chronic disease.

This progress can start slowly in the form of food sensitivities. Poor digestion, eating too fast or not chewing your food well enough allow undigested food particles into yourlymphatic system. This pattern sets off an alarm in the immune system that there are invaders.

Your body goes into a fight, flight, or even a freeze reaction, which suppresses your rest and digestive state (the parasympathetic nervous system, which leads further impaired digestion and poor healing). Your body can then stay in a chronic state of stress, which results in elevated cortisol levels and possibly cortisol resistance.

Chronic stress plays a major role in the following unhealthy outcomes:

  • Nutrient absorptiondecreases and nutrient excretion increases
  • Blood cholesterol and triglycerides go up
  • As cortisol levels rise, it is associated with weight gain, abdominal obesity and inability to lose weight or build muscle
  • This excessive cortisol output results in premature aging of the body, which increases oxidative stress
  • The body retains sodium
  • Food sensitivities increase
  • Insulin resistance rises
  • Protein metabolism decreases, therefore muscle mass decreases
  • Inflammation greatly increases

The more toxic your environment, the greater burden to your body – especially your liver – is put under. Examples of this include toxins you might not have of thought of!

What kind of water do you drink?  Is it filtered?

Do you drink out of plastic bottles? Drinking from plastic containers exposes Bisphenol A (BPA), a big toxic no-no! BPA is also found in aluminium can linings.

In a study by the National Institute of Agronomic Research in Toulouse, France, researchers exposed both rats and human intestinal cells to a dose of BPA, which was 10 times lower than the amount currently considered safe by most governments. They found that on exposure to the chemical, the intestinal lining of both human and rat guts developed ‘leaky gut syndrome’ or damage to the lining of the gut. This damage allows toxic substances and foreign pathogens to enter the body through this leaky gut and because gut lining also contains immunoglobulin A, its disruption can affect the entire body’s immune system.

Further, in a study cited in the 2009 PNAS journal, researchers found that exposure to BPA in the womb or immediately after birth significantly increased rats’ risk of developing severeintestinal inflammation as adults, adding to the evidence that BPA is particularly dangerous to developing fetuses and children.

Some of the factors that can further lead to Leaky Gut are:

  • Gut irritants (caffeine, alcohol, gluten/grains)
  • Parasites/Bacteria (from contaminated water and food)
  • Chemicals (in food, plastic and environment)
  • Deficiencies in enzymes
  • Junk food carbohydrate diets
  • Excess hormones (prescriptive and food)
  • Mycotoxins (mold and fungal)
  • NSAIDS
  • Steroids
  • Antibiotics

Leaky Gut can lead to:

  • Lupus
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • MS
  • CFS
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Hives
  • Polymyalgia
  • Sjogren’s syndrome
  • Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
  • Vitiligo
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Diabetes
  • Or any other Autoimmune condition!

So what can YOU do?

Introducing The 5 R Program

1. Remove

Remove the bad. The goal is to get rid of things that negatively affect the environment of the GI tract, such as inflammatory foods, infections and gastric irritants like alcohol, caffeine or drugs. Inflammatory foods such as gluten, dairy, corn, soy, eggs and sugar can lead to food sensitivities.

I recommend a IgG food sensitivity testing to determine if any foods are a problem for you. Infections can be from parasites, yeast or bacteria. A comprehensive stool analysis is also a key to determining the levels of good bacteria as well as any infections that may be present.

*Note: food intolerance/allergy tests can provide false positives if you already have leaky gut. In this case, an elimination diet is best, as it’s more accurate until you’ve healed your gut.

Remove the infection agents with antimicrobial herbs such as:

Garlic: against-Salmonella typhimurium, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Bacillus subtilis, mycotoxigenic Aspergillus, Candida albicans
Onion: Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus parasiticus
CinnamonMycotoxigenic Aspergillus, Aspergillus parasiticus
ClovesMycotoxigenic Aspergillus
Mustard: Mycotoxigenic Aspergillus
Allspice: Mycotoxigenic Aspergillus

2. Replace

Replace the good. Add back in the essential ingredients for proper digestion and absorption that may have been depleted by diet, drugs (such as antacid medications), diseases or aging. This includes Enzymes and sometimes HCL and bile acids are needed to re-establishing proper digestion.

3. Re-Inoculate

Restoring beneficial bacteria to re-establish a healthy balance of good bacteria is critical.This may be accomplished by taking a Probiotic supplement that contains beneficial bacteria, such as bifidobacteria and lactobacillus species. It is recommend anywhere from 25 -100 billion units a day. Also, taking a prebiotic (food for the good bacteria) supplement, or consuming foods high soluble fiber is important as you want your bowels to be moving these toxins out of your body daily.

4. Repair

Providing the nutrients necessary to help the gut repair itself is essential. My favorite supplements are Glutamine, an amino acid that helps to rejuvenate the gut wall lining; zinc carnosine; omega 3 oils; vitamin A, C, E as well as herbs such as slippery elm and aloe vera

  1. Relax

“Activating the relaxation nervous system – the one that allows us to “rest and digest” – is an effective means of easing symptoms and restoring an anti-inflammatory state. You can start with something as simple as listening to a guided meditation for several minutes a day and working up to 20 minutes twice a day for a therapeutic effect.

The interconnectedness of your gut, brain, immune and hormonal systems is impossible to unwind. Until you begin to appreciate this complex relationship, you will not be able to prevent or intervene effectively in depression, slated to become the second-leading cause of disability in this country, within the decade. For true healing, and meaningful prevention, take steps every day toward sending your body the message that it is not being attacked, it is not in danger, and it is well nourished, well supported and calm.

As a society, we can begin to think about protecting the microbiome by demedicalizing birth and infant nutrition. And as individuals, by avoiding antibiotics, NSAIDs, grains, genetically modified and non-organic food. Promising interventions for depression from a gut-brain perspective include probiotics, fermented foods as part of a high natural fat diet, and relaxation response for optimal digestion, anti-inflammatory and insulin sensitizing effects. No antidepressant medication required!” (source)

Managing stress is a lifetime learning process, but here are a few suggestions to get you started.

  • Learn how to breathe properly.Anytime you are feeling anxious, stressed or overwhelmed by what is happening, take a deep breath in and count to 5, hold for 3, then let it out slowly to a count of 8 with a long sigh. Do this 3 times. This is also helpful before you eat.
  • Sip on a cup of Tulsi tea.Tulsi is an ayurvedic herb that can help you adapt to stressors in your life.
  • Do not create stress in your life by eating too fast.The faster you eat, the less nurtured your body feels.
  • Do not consume caffeine on an empty stomach,especially first thing in the morning. Add a healthy fat source (like coconut oil or ghee) or protein (like collagen powder) to help stabilize glucose levels and avoid the spike/crash roller coaster.
  • Do not engage in a deep or heated conversationbefore breakfast.
  • No extreme exercisebefore breakfast.

Focus on eating a 70% plant based diet for a month and see how you feel!  And remember to steam the vegetables until they grow tender. This opens up the plant fiber and allows the body to absorb the nutrients more easily.

Try eating cultured vegetables, like Kimchi or sauerkraut. Eating an anti-inflammatory diet – including essential fatty acids like fish oil and GLA – is imperative for healing the gut. There should be no processed grains or sugars. This diet should also include some Wild Salmon and Grass-fed meat if possible.

Use Zinc Carnosine and Glutamine. These help maintain intestinal metabolism and function and seem to benefit patients who have had intestinal injury whether it be from chemotherapy, radiation, medications or just a S.A.D. diet.

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic medicine, your life’s ‘core essence’ – your health –  has its home in your GI tract, where 70-80% of your immune system resides. So it makes very good sense to take care of the home YOU live in NOW…  before it’s too late.

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10 DAILY HABITS THAT WILL GIVE YOU INCREDIBLE WILLPOWER

23 03 2015

Colin Robertson  March 15, 2015

 

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle.

Success is a lot of small things done well, day after day.

What seems like an overnight success is usually a very long time in the making. It is from people who establish the right habits, then execute them over and over.

So I wanted to share with you the top 10 habits that have been scientifically proven to give you incredible willpower!

  1. MEDITATE

Meditation is the fastest and most effective way to increase your willpower. Bymeditating you are training the brain to focus and resist the urge to wander. Research shows that after just 2-3 days of practicing meditation for 10 minutes, your brain will be able to focus better, you will have more energy, and you will be less stressed.

There are a lot of myths surrounding meditation. Burning incense, chanting, wearing robes, etc. So let’s start by explaining what meditation really is.

Meditation is simply the practice of bringing your thoughts to the present moment.47% of our lives are spent either reminiscing about the past or thinking about what we are going to do in the future.

We spend very little time with a clear, focused mind on what we are doing right now.

Meditation attempts to do just that. This is usually done by sitting upright in a room that is clear of distractions and focusing solely on your breathing. However, it can be achieved with any activity that brings your full focus and attention.

For example, if you are completely focused on the task of cleaning dishes; without mentally going over your day, pondering another problem in your head, or thinking about what you will be doing next, you can achieve a state of meditation.

If your mind is clear and focused completely on the present task, you will see the benefits of meditation.

To get started meditating, check out this article which will give you the tools and exercises you need to begin adding the habit of daily meditation.

  1. EAT A LOW GLYCEMIC DIET

When the body takes in food, it creates a chemical known as glucose that travels through the blood stream. This is what the brain uses as its source of fuel to think, create, and exert willpower. So to ensure a healthy stock of willpower, we want to make sure our brain has enough glucose to use as energy.

Any food that contains calories will give your brain glucose to work with. But not all glucose is created equally. Sugary foods will cause a quick spike of glucose, giving you willpower fuel for the short-term, but will cause a subsequent crash that depletes your willpower just as fast.

The best thing you can do is keep the glucose level in your bloodstream steady. This will give your brain a consistent reserve of fuel to exert willpower for the long-term. To accomplish this, researchers suggest a low-glycemic diet. [4]

Here are some low-glycemic foods that will give you long-term willpower fuel:

  1. LEAN PROTEINS 

Nothing fancy is required – just lean cuts of beef, poultry, pork and fish.

  1. NUTS

Specifically those nuts that are high in omega-3 fatty acids like walnuts, pecans and cashews. (Note: this does not include legumes like peanuts).

  1. FRESH FRUIT

Fresh fruit is preferred over dried fruit because dried fruits have a high concentration of sugar in them. This will result in the glucose spike for the short term and lead to a subsequent crash. Some good choices are bananas, blueberries, apples and cherries.

  1. VEGETABLES

All vegetables will help build your long-term willpower, but specific veggies have a lot of willpower fuel in them are root-based. These include sweet potatoes, carrots and onions which will all give you some serious willpower fuel!

Do not try to completely overhaul your diet if you are not used to eating these types of foods. Instead focus on eating them for just one meal per day. The best of which would be eating them for breakfast.

  1. GET ENOUGH SLEEP 

When you don’t get enough sleep, your willpower takes the biggest hit. When you are tired, your brain cells are not able to absorb glucose as efficiently as when you are well rested. This means that you begin lose the “power” in your willpower. [5]

Then your brain will recognize the fact that it is not getting enough glucose, and immediately start to crave sugary foods and caffeine to replenish its supply. However, because your brain cells are not absorbing glucose as efficiently as they should be, not only will you give in to eating junk, you will eat much more than you need.

Your brain will continue to crave junk food until it gets as much glucose as it can out of your bloodstream – regardless of how many calories that may be.

Luckily, there are scientifically proven tactics that will help you get a better night’s sleep even without adding more hours:

  1. A COMPLETELY DARK ROOM

Most of us underestimate the affect that lights in our room have on our sleep. When our room is completely dark, it helps our brain shut down and sleep more efficiently. This helps us get more rest out of the hours we lay in bed; helping to restore our willpower. [6]

  1. NAP

Other research suggests that it is the amount of consecutive hours you spend awake that matters the most. So breaking up the day with a nap can have significant benefits. It is better to sleep for 7 hours with a 1-hour nap than it is to sleep for 8 consecutive hours without taking that break during the day. [7]

  1. CREATE A RESERVOIR

Getting more sleep on the weekend will create a reserve of energy your brain can use for willpower during the week. So if you cannot squeeze more hours of sleep in during the week, see if you can catch up on the weekend. [8]

  1. EXERCISE 

We all know that exercise is good for our health, but can it also be good for our willpower? In order to find out, researchers found 24 non-exercisers between 18 and 50 to partake in a 2-month study. They were given free gym memberships and asked to exercise just 1x/week for the first month and 3x/week for the second month.

Throughout the study they would test the participants on various self-control activities from resisting temptations to persevering through challenging tasks.

The results were nothing short of remarkable.

After just 2 months of exercise every participant had indeed increased his or her ability to resist temptations and persevere on tasks.

But the benefits didn’t end there. Without any instruction by the researchers, the participants also:

  • Procrastinated less
  • Felt more in control of their emotions
  • Reduced smoking, alcohol and caffeine intake
  • Saved more money
  • Ate less junk food
  • Began eating a healthier diet
  • Watched less TV
  • Spent more time studying
  • Splurged on impulse purchases less
  • Were more likely to be on time to appointments

All of these activities occurred naturally from the habitual exercise! [9]

Now, before you set a plan to go from not exercising at all to exercising every day, let’s pause. It’s important to remember that for a full month, these participants only went to the gym 1x/week. That means they only went 4 times total in the entire first month!

Clearly, it is not necessary for you to go crazy with your exercise plan. To start getting all of the benefits listed above, you just need to make a plan that is consistent, not overwhelming. Whether you can exercise 1x/week or 4x/week, it doesn’t matter. To see the benefits, you just need to set a plan that you will not fail.

  1. FOCUS ON ONE TASK AT A TIME

Ready for a puzzle? See if you can write down a list of all 50 states.

When you have listed 10, see if you can continue writing them while also figuring out the answer to 17 x 24.

Were you able to do it?

We have 2 distinct parts of our brain that help in our problem-solving. One is the limbic system, which makes our easy and automatic decisions. This includes brushing our teeth and stopping at a red light. This part of the brain is also short-term minded, and is what motivates us to indulge in unhealthy food and get off of the treadmill.

The other is the pre-frontal cortex, which solves more difficult problems like how to effectively communicate or solve more complicated math equations like the one above. This is also the part of our brain that thinks long-term and is responsible for our willpower.

The problems above both require the pre-frontal cortex to solve. If I were to ask you to write the 50 states and do a simple problem like 10 x 5, you would have had no problem doing it. 10 x 5 is easy. It only requires our limbic system to solve, so we can successfully multi-task.

The more we multi-task, the more we train our limbic system. So by trying to do 4 things at once, we are unknowingly making the part of the brain that wants us to indulge stronger.

The pre-frontal cortex, however, cannot multi-task. The problems it deals with are too complicated. So by focusing on one task at a time, we are making the part of the brain that exerts willpower stronger!

So resist the temptation to multi-task and remain focused. This will train your willpower and help you make tough decisions. [10]

  1. PRACTICE MINDFULNESS

We tend to believe that every choice we make throughout the day goes through a process of well-informed decision-making. But 45% of our daily-decision are made completely automatically. From what we decide to eat, what we decide to wear and what we decide to do when we first get to work, our brains are running on autopilot. [11]

You can overcome this tendency by becoming more mindful of your daily decisions. This is as simple as pausing and questioning why you are making the decision to get coffee as soon as you make it into the office. Or why you are eating cereal for breakfast rather than eggs.

Simply question these daily decisions and you will strengthen your willpower to make better choices throughout the day. [10]

  1. SELF-MONITORING 

Something odd happens in our brains when we look at ourselves in the mirror. The part of the brain that would say “hey, that’s me in the mirror” is not activated. Instead it is a part of the brain that says “I wish I was taller, skinnier, more muscular, etc.” [12]

In other words, rather than seeing see who we are, we see who we want to be. This is not because we are shallow, it is because we all have an ideal self that we want to live up to. With this ideal self in our mind, we begin to think and act more like them.

The best way to keep your ideal self in mind is through a process called Self-MonitoringThis involves keeping track of as much information on yourself as possible. Like with the mirror, you will look at the information on yourself and compare it to what you really want. This will strengthen your willpower and help you make better decisions.

To get started, check out the list of ways to begin self-monitoring at the bottom of this article.

  1. PLAY OFFENSE 

When researchers came across a group of people in the Netherlands who seemingly had unstoppable willpower, they thought they must be saints. They ate extremely healthy, exercised regularly, hardly procrastinated and reported less stress than almost everyone around them.

But they were not saints at all. Many of them reported that if they were to get behind a bar stool, they would never leave. Others reported that they were unable to resist sweets whenever they were around. It seemed that these “saints” were prone to the same temptations as the rest of us. [13]

So what was their secret?

The secret, it turned out, was that these people simply did not put themselves in those situations. Their lifestyles were well-organized to prevent having to look temptation in the face.

These people played offense. They thought about what might tempt them in the future – whether it was alcohol, sweets, or distractions from work – and set themselves up to avoid them. They were seemingly willpower super heroes because they almost never had to use it.

In your life, look for the things that test your willpower. How can you play offense and remove future temptations?

  1. FIND INSPIRATION

We have all experienced the feeling of inspiration at some point in our lives. It may have been from a story in history, a speech by a great leader, or by someone in our own lives. When we become inspired, we get a rush of energy that we feel can take us to new heights. It’s almost as if we get more willpower.

When we witness something inspiring, the part of the pre-frontal cortex that thinks about the long-term lights up. The neurons in this part of the brain start firing and we feel a rush of energy as we begin to believe in our dreams and goals.

This essentially means that by becoming inspired, we give the pre-frontal cortex more power. This strengthens our willpower and makes it easier to work towards our long-term goals. [14]

To tap into this willpower, find something inspiring that you can turn to on a daily basis. This will help you find the willpower you need even when times get tough.

  1. CHUNKING 

The last and perhaps the most important willpower habit is chunking. Chunking is the process of taking a large task, goal, dream, etc. and breaking it into manageable “chunks”.

If you’ve ever had a goal, you know how exciting it can be at first. You can see the “after photo” of your life when the goal is achieved – and you love what you see.  You imagine all of the great things about the “new you” and you can’t wait to get started working towards that goal!

Then it’s time to actually do the work. And whether that work is putting pen to paper, or putting foot to treadmill, you get a sudden rush of being completely overwhelmed. You see just how much work it’s going to take to get you from where you are, to where you want to be. Then you get paralyzed by the fact that you don’t know where to begin. So you don’t bother trying, or you lose the persistence to keep going.

Chunking works because it shifts your focus from that larger goal, into smaller chunks that are easier for your brain to comprehend. If your goal is to follow a 12-week exercise plan, it can be overwhelming when you’re tired on day 4 and thinking about the fact that you have 80 more days of this. [15]

But if you shift your focus to simply accomplishing the workout plan today, you are far less likely to become overwhelmed. Then, before you know it, 20, 40, 60 days have passed and you are more confident than ever that we can make it to the end.

CONCLUSION

Excellence is a habit. It is a lot of small things done well, day-after-day. Starting any one of the habits listed above has been proven to give you incredible willpower over time.But you must be consistent.

It will be far more beneficial for you to begin just 1 of these daily willpower habits and do it consistently, than to do all 10 for a short period of time. So select just 1 habit to add to your life and stick to it. After it has truly become a habit, move on to the next one. Over time, you will see incredible benefits to your willpower!

 





Pineapple Juice Is 5 Times More Effective Than Cough Syrup

11 03 2015

POSTED ON OCTOBER 2, 2014 BY GUEST BLOGGER

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According to scientific reports, the juice from this tropical fruit has efficient effect and relieves cough, eliminates mucus and even relieves the symptoms in patients diagnosed with tuberculosis.

The results of a medical case showed that pineapple extract is five times more efficient in reducing the mucus compared to the syrups sold in pharmacies, and patients recover almost five times faster.

Another case showed that pineapple juice, honey, chili pepper and salt combination stimulate the elimination of the mucus from the lungs in patients diagnosed with tuberculosis. It is proven that pineapple relieves every type of cough, especially dry cough.

Pineapple contains two powerful substances which give its efficiency. It contains bromelain, an enzyme that fights inflammations and helps in the food digestion.

Pineapple contains large amounts of manganese which participates in the formation of connective tissue and improves the nerve function. The combination of these two factors relieves the cough and eliminates the mucus from the lungs.

In addition to this, pineapple is an excellent source of vitamin C, and this vitamin has multiple effect: strengthens the immune system and destroys free radicals, which provides better function of the airways.

Scientists confirmed that pineapple not only relieves cough, but also relieves the symptoms of arthritis, regulate the blood pressure and has certain anti-cancer properties.

 

Pineapple Cough Recipe

 

Author: Drew Canole

 

Ingredients

1 cup of fresh pineapple juice

¼ cup of fresh lemon juice

1 piece of ginger (about 3 inches)

1 Tbsp raw honey

½ tsp cayenne pepper

 

Instructions

Combine all ingredients

Take ¼ cup, 2-3 x/day and repeat recipe daily until cough is gone





5 powerful antibiotics that don’t require a prescription

7 03 2015

POSTED ON AUGUST 20, 2014 BY GUEST BLOGGER

 

Hospital antibiotics have become one of the most over prescribed “medicines” today. As a result people have ruined their digestive systems, and ironically, have lowered their natural immunity to all types of infections in the future. Get rid if infections without the digestive destruction, with these five powerful natural antibiotics.

Garlic

Garlic has been used medicinally by cultures around the world for thousands of years. In fact, it was used in the 1700s to ward off plague.

Garlic possesses potent antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal, and antimicrobial properties and is able to help protect and facilitate removal of unfriendly bacteria. It is also very high in natural antioxidants that destroy free radicals, which also supports a strong immune system.

The active ingredient in garlic, allicin, is the key component to killing and warding off harmful bacteria. Crush it to activate these compounds, and eat it raw, in a warm tea, or in lightly cooked food.

Colloidal silver

Colloidal silver has been known as an effective antibiotic for centuries. In the early 1900s, Alfred Searle, founder of the Searle pharmaceutical company, discovered that it could kill the most deadly pathogens.

Searle stated that applying colloidal silver to human subjects has been done in a large number of cases with astonishing results. The main advantage was that it was rapidly fatal to microbes without toxic action on its host.

Recent research has also stated that colloidal silver can destroy antibiotic resistant microbes like MRSA, the bird flu, and SARS.

Oil of oregano

Oil of oregano takes care of pathogenic bacteria without disrupting beneficial bacteria. It is also antiviral and antifungal which makes it a powerful three-in-one combination that rivals pharmaceuticals while not encouraging antibiotic resistance.

The key antimicrobial ingredient in oil of oregano is carvacrol. You should ensure that your source is at least 70 percent carvacrol content in order to be effective.

Echinacea

Echinacea has been used to treat a wide variety of infections for hundreds of years. Traditionally, it was used to treat open wounds, diphtheria, blood poisoning, and other bacterial related illnesses.

Today, this potent herb is used mostly for colds and flu, due to its ability to destroy the most dangerous forms of bacteria such as staphylococcus aureus, which causes deadly MRSA.

Manuka honey

Perhaps the most palatable antibiotic comes in the form of manuka honey. Applied topically it can kill a wide range of pathogens including MRSA and flesh eating bacteria. It was also found that the treated bacteria did not build up any resistance, which would eventually render manuka honey ineffective.

This is certainly not an exhaustive list of natural antibiotics, but a great start for an all natural pharmacy. Also consider reishi, pau d’arco, una de gato, olive leaf extract, cloves, turmeric, and even lemons to round out your antibiotic arsenal.





How to avoid antibiotics

7 03 2015

Tuesday, October 01, 2013 by: Derek Henry
Tags: antibioticsantibacterial foodsnatural medicine

 

(NaturalNews) You can’t throw a rock nowadays without hitting a doctor who is eagerly waiting to prescribe antibiotics for nearly any infection, bacterial or not. Facing the onslaught of patient after patient complaining about cold and flu like symptoms, antibiotics become the easy out for doctors to pack them up and send them on their way. However, patients are becoming much wiser and are actively looking to avoid antibiotics any chance they can get. That becomes much easier with these natural antibiotic solutions.

Colloidal silver

Colloidal silver has been known as a remarkable antibiotic for centuries. In the early 1900’s, Alfred Searle, founder of the Searle Pharmaceutical Company, discovered that silver in colloidal form could kill the most deadly pathogens. Searle wrote:

“Applying colloidal silver to human subjects has been done in a large number of cases with astonishingly successful results…it has the advantage of being rapidly fatal to microbes without toxic action on its host. It is quite stable. It protects rabbits from ten times the lethal dose of tetanus or diphtheria toxin.”

Recent research has backed this up, showing that colloidal silver can destroy antibiotic resistant microbes like MRSA, the bird flu and SARS.

For safe usage of colloidal silver, the Silver Safety Council recommends using the following formula: 12 x your weight (lbs)/ppm = drops per day of your silver supplement.

Garlic cloves

Allicin, one of the active components of fresh crushed garlic, has a wide variety of antimicrobial activities. In its pure form, it exhibits antibacterial activity against several strains of bacteria, including multidrug-resistant enterotoxicogenic strains of Escherichia coli (E. coli).

It also exhibited antifungal activity, particularly against Candida albicans, as well as antiparasitic and antiviral activity. This increases its effectiveness in order to keep bad bacteria in check.

For garlic to be effective as a healing agent and general antibiotic, it needs to be raw. It should also be crushed and exposed to air for ten minutes before it’s consumed to fully activate its key germ-killing compound.

Lemon juice

Lemon juice has antibacterial and antiviral properties and high levels of vitamin C, which adds a synergistic effect in fighting off all kinds of infections.

Lemons are also very low in sugar, which helps starve rogue microbes by not feeding them directly. This also boosts your immune system, so it can do a more effective job of keeping your body clean of any foreign pathogens. Combine that with the fact that lemon juice balances pH to create an internal alkaline environment, and you have created an ideal atmosphere that is hostile to disease.

Use organic, thin-skinned lemons for the most benefits.

An antibiotic tea

One of the easiest ways to fight a bacteria infection is to make a warm tea (100-120°F) teeming with antibacterial components. Not only does it give your digestive system a break to free up energy for the immune system to effectively attack the invading microbes, but it also allows you to create a concoction that provides synergistic effects that increase your results exponentially.

Recipe:
1 Pau D’ Arco tea bag
Juice of 1 lemon
2 medium cloves of garlic
1 tsp of unpasteurized honey (also a proven antibacterial food)
Your recommended dose of colloidal silver (as above)
Add: 12-16 oz of warm (100-120°F) water

In the end, the most effective way to ward off dangerous bacteria is to consume as many antibacterial foods and beverages as possible, limit your sugar intake, control your stress, increase your natural forms of vitamin C and take immune boosting herbs on a daily basis. After all, prevention is your biggest weapon in our bacteria filled world, and the least costly.

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